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  1. Happy Camper

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    Went to Gerrys Grill when they first opened. Some items on the menu were not available. Service was slow, some foods like the squid were undercooked. Chalked that up to growing pains.

    Went their today for lunch a little after 1pm. Service was attentive. That is the best I can say. It is like going to eat at a child care center. Children undisciplined yelling and running around, not something you want with a meal out.

    First order was a grilled fish. Not available. Okay, sizzling chicken and grilled squid. Drinks took about 15 minutes to arrive. Food took about 30 minutes, some people that were there before us were served and finished their meals before ours ever showed up. The squid was not fully cooked, I don't mind a little raw squid after living in Japan but the wife was turned off and had to find what was cooked.

    Next the "sizzling" chicken. Cut into it and it was raw. Sent if back. Served again, cut into it and again it was raw.

    The absolute worst dining experience in Dumaguete I have ever had. Will never go there again. Not up to the quality and service I have experienced in Gerry's Grill in Manila and Bacolod.

    They asked the wife if she wanted the chicken cooked again and to her credit she said no, it was fine as dog food.
     
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  2. Notmyrealname

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    A fine piece of critique - saved me (and many others) a waste of time and money going there. Incorrectly cooked chicken is a serious health risk and any establishment serving food should make sure it NEVER happens (allegedly in this case they could not even get it right after two tries!).

    Thank you very much for the warning.
     
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  3. Wrye83

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    Well, that depends; in most countries, probably a bad idea to eat raw chicken, but you can get chicken sashimi in Japan (along with some specialty Japanese restaurants in the US) and it is safe to eat. If your chicken is coming from a factory farm you should probably make sure that thing (and anything that came out of it) is scorched with fire for a long time.
     
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    I would not agree with that opinion: "...But even there (Japan), people have been cautioned against taking a bite of undercooked chicken. In July, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare warned that food poisoning is a serious risk of eating raw chicken, and asked restaurants to revaluate their preparation practices—requesting chicken meat be cooked to a 75-degree internal temperature before it's served—in order to make it safer to ingest..... Chicken sashimi is often prepared by boiling or searing chicken for no more than 10 seconds, "which is an insufficient treatment to kill harmful microbes such as campylobacter and salmonella … on raw poultry," says Michael Doyle, regents professor of food microbiology at the University of Georgia's Center for Food Safety.

    According to the ministry, campylobacter, a bacteria often found in the intestines of the chickens, is the culprit behind raw-chicken-related food poisoning. The bacteria is believed responsible for 60 percent of all bacterial food poisoning cases in Japan, according to the national newspaper Asahi Shimbun.

    And, as Doyle says, campylobacter isn’t the only concern around the dish. Salmonella can be a problem as well."

    I think I will stay clear.
     
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    Who in their right mind eats raw chicken!
     
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    I have a good friend who gets salmonella poison, 3 months in hospital, lost 20 kilo, normal weight 80 kg, took him a year to recover from that salmonella poison, I like chicken, if good quality, but eat it raw or not 100% cooked, I will never touch it
     
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    Also when I make chicken at home, cupboard and tools go to the dish, I don't use same for vegetables and transfer salmonella or campylobacter that way
     
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    its not a Dumaguete thing, been to several of them around the Phils, one is a bad as the other, awful stuff altogether, whether food or service, terrible and way way way overpriced
     
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  9. Notmyrealname

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    Excellent practice.

    Even washing chicken before cooking can be a hazard as the spray will contain pathogens. I always hold the chicken low in the sink, water flow not too hard, and clean the sink and surroundings afterwards with bleach. Thorough washing of the hands (if not using disposable gloves) is essential. Also, I wonder if everyone is aware of the need to put cooked food above raw food in the fridge - never the other way around.

    We fight a 'war' every second of our lives against pathogens and need to be aware of it and keep the upper-hand.
     
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